“Oh that's not fair!” I sulked. “She came to my birthday party.”
“Yes and your sister knows how to behave herself... unlike you David.” mum replied. “Close your eyes.” she said.
I closed my eyes tight shut as mum rinsed the shampoo from my hair. Jug after jug of water ran off my head and over my face, splashing off my shoulders and into the bath. Once rinsed, I opened my eyes.
“Now I want you to be a good boy and stay in your room until the girls have gone. Do you understand?”
“But I don't want to stay in my room when Janet's having a party. I want to join in.”
“You want to tease her friends, make fun of their dresses, pull their hair and be the centre of attention David.” my mother stated. “And for that reason, you shall stay in your room... out if sight, and out of mind.”